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DSS reacts to woman’s claim of not having access to her detained husband and losing her baby after allegedly being assaulted

Dec 1, 2022

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to claims of being used by Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, in the case of one Safiu, a man arrested at the Trademore Estate in Abuja on October 24, 2022. 


Safiu’s wife had in a viral video accused the DSS of breaking into their house to arrest the husband, assaulting her and making her lose her unborn child. She also claimed that she’s being denied access to her husband. 


Reacting to the accusations, spokesman of the Service, Dr Peter Afunanya, said she should desist from using ‘fake news, misleading narratives’ to gain public sympathy 


Afunanya said in a statement; 


“It is not to my knowledge that she was denied access at the Agency’s gate. The DSS does not deny anyone access to its facility or suspects once the criteria for such access are met.

“There are processes/procedures in this regard. It is also very unfortunate that the lady is dragging the Service into the Kogi State local politics.

“She knows very well that the husband was not picked as a result of Kogi politics as she has desperately tried to link us with or make the public believe. Encourage her to desist from using fake news, hate speech, hostile activism, misleading narratives and other instruments of disinformation against the Service or to curry unnecessary public sympathy.

“She knows her husband and the circumstances of his arrest which was procedurally done. And he was not the only person so arrested the time he was. She should, please, stop the sensations and the mischief to drag us into Kogi politics.”